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If you or someone you know is a veteran having trouble getting your Veterans Affairs benefits, John Marshall Law School may be able to help.
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, founded by three John Marshall law students in 2006, is now offering a FREE online course that provides information on various issues plaguing veterans across the country.
The MOOC focuses on where military and civilivan laws intersect, clarification of the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act, family law issues, uniform code of military justice, and employment and reemployment rights for National Guard members.
Each topic segment is approximately 20 minutes long and can be found at www.jmls.edu/vlscmooc/.
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic first began accepting clinic cases in 2007 and was founded after a Marine vet attending John Marshall Law School had trouble getting his Veterans Affairs education benefits. The clinic's first funding came from two sources: the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs under director Tammy Duckworth, who provided $100,000 from the Illinois Lottery veterans game, and a gift from LexisNexis.
The clinic assists more than 1,000 callers a year; if the clinic is unable to help, callers are referred to outside agencies that can.
Please pass this along to any veterans you know who are having trouble getting VA benefits. You could help them immensely.
SOURCE: John Marshall Law School